Poland Riverside Cemetery also known as Poland Cemetery or Riverside Cemetery has been serving all faiths in the Youngstown, Ohio area since 1865. Poland Riverside Cemetery is located on 110 Riverside Dr. in Poland Village, Youngstown, Mahoning County, Ohio. The cemetery is owned and cared for by Riverside Cemetery Association. Poland Riverside Cemetery offers a choice of burial options, including graves permitting above grave markers or headstones and upright monuments.
Poland Riverside Cemetery has a very historic background as to how it was founded. The story of the Poland Riverside Cemetery is really the story of two brothers, Cook Fitch and Charles Newton Kirtland or “Newt” as everyone called him. They were the sons of Henry Kirtland and grandsons of Turhand Kirtland, the founder of the Village of Poland. Both were gentlemen farmers owning large tracts of land to the south of the Village. The Kirtland brothers utilized their extra land for grave sites for any needy veteran to be buried. It was a way for them to show gratitude for their military service. The Kirtland brothers along with others in the community had plans to erect a monument in memory of its soldiers who have been killed or have died in the Confederate prison camps.
For the next twenty years the two Kirtland brothers planned for the monument. They were the ones who donated a large portion of the cost of sculpturing and erecting of the life-size statue of a Civil War veteran grieving over the graves of his fallen comrades. At the dedication ceremonies of this war monument in 1887 Cook Kirtland introduced William McKinley, then an Ohio State Senator, who later became President of the United States. This story is only one of many that are found at the Poland Riverside Cemetery. Read the entire story here.
Family-owned and operated since 1969, Milano Monuments offers the best quality, service, value, and craftsmanship in the monument industry. Our on-staff Cemetery Advisors know the rules and regulations of Poland Riverside Cemetery, and can assist you with everything from lot selection to cemetery regulations to the style and color of your memorial. We make pre-arrangement planning comfortable and easy for you, whether it a single grave marker or headstone and custom-designed estate cemetery monument or family mausoleum.
We'll work with you to create your memorial on our computer aided design system. You'll see a full-size rendering of your memorials before it's committed to granite.
Poland Riverside Cemetery
110 Riverside Drive
Youngstown, Ohio 44514